UAE central bank sets up 'whistleblowing' portal for misconduct, unethical practices

Public, financial institutions, vendors can report wrongdoings anonymously

  
Vehicles stop at a red light in front of the main branch of UAE Central Bank in Abu Dhabi, January 29, 2013. Image used for illustrative purpose

Vehicles stop at a red light in front of the main branch of UAE Central Bank in Abu Dhabi, January 29, 2013. Image used for illustrative purpose

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The UAE Central Bank has set up a special platform for whistleblowers to anonymously report misconduct and other wrongdoings that may be committed by any of its staff, contractors and representatives. 

The portal (https://eservices.centralbank.ae/wb/) is an encrypted online tool for anyone, including vendors, the public and financial institutions, to raise concerns around misconduct “without fear of reprisal”, the banking authority said on Monday. 

“[The site[ allows internal and external stakeholders to anonymously raise any concern related to misconduct or policy violations by [central bank] employees, contractors and representatives,” a statement said. 

“The launch of the whistleblowing portal is part of [the central bank’s] efforts to promote compliance with the [central bank’s] code of conduct and the highest standards of governance.” 

Those who choose to raise a claim can also share files and other relevant documents through the portal. 

(Writing by Cleofe Maceda; editing by Seban Scaria) 

Cleofe.maceda@refinitiv.com 

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